Birmingham, Alabama

From the Birmingham News of June 5, 2007

Suspected intruder shot, killed at Hayes High School

An alleged intruder was shot and killed this morning during a struggle with a Birmingham City Schools security officer at Hayes High School.

Two school security officers were dispatched to the school at 3 a.m. after they were alerted to a break-in, said school system spokeswoman Regina Waller. When they arrived, they saw a man exiting the school through a window.

As one of the officers was trying to handcuff the man, the suspect turned and tried to attack him, Waller said. They fell to the ground in a struggle, and the security guard’s gun discharged.

The intruder was taken to University Hospital, where he underwent surgery and died, Waller said.

Birmingham police evidence investigators remained on the scene at 10:30 a.m.

Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Jay Glass identified the dead man as 24-year-old Alfonzo Turner of Birmingham.

Waller said the school security officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.


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